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Consistory Court of Hereford

Wills and Admons., W Surnames [1574-1601], FHL Film #91,676

Will of Eustance Whitney of Clifford, dated 1599.

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Transcription attempted by Robert L. Ward:

"Memorandum that the xxvth daye of Aprill in the yeare of oure Lorde god one thousand five hundred nyntie and
nyne Eustance whitney of clyfford in the countie and dioc. of heref. Esquier beinge than sicke in bodye but
yeat of good and perfect remembrance (god be thanked for it) made and declared by worde of mouth
and by this Last testament and will nuncupative in effect as foloweth / First he commended his soule to
allmightie god his creator and to christ Jesu his redeemer by whose merits he trusted to be saved, and to the
holy ghoast his sanctifier all one god and three persones in Trinitie, and he willed his body to be buried
in the parishe churche of Clyfford soe neere as might be to his wiffes grave there in such manr. and sort as
becom a christian and a man of his place which to performe he comitted to his sonne James whitney and to the
rest of his children and frindes. Item he gave and bequeathed xxj kyne two heyfers of three yeares
old a peece with two bullockes also of three yeares old, one bullocke and one heyfer of two yeares old viij
yearelynges calfes lx sheepe and xl lambes to his choldrens children viz the children of James whitney
his sonne, to the children of Thomas wenland whoe maried with his dowghter Sibill, and to the
children of Robert Duppa whoe maried with his dowghter Blaynche equalie to be Devided betwene
them all Itm he gave and beqeathed to Blaynche wenland the Dowghter of the Thomas wenland and Sibill
wenland the said testators dowghters dowghter one fetherbedd with thapputennces to the same belonginge to be delyvered
to the said Blainche by the the appointement of the sayd James Whitney his sonne Itm he gave & bequeathed
three geldinges and three mares
to his said sonne James whitney ^ xvj oxen and two Iron bound waynes. Itm he gave and bequeathed to
the said Thomas wenland one Iron bound wayne and one other Iron bound wayne also to Robert
Duppa aforesaid Itm he gave and bequeathed to Griffith lloyd his servant two acres of Rye growinge
said
on the ground in a close neere adioynynge to a close called the calfes close in the ^ parishe of Clyfford
Itm he gave and bequeathed to the said Griffith lloyd one Dublet of Blacke kersye, and two payre of briches
or (as they are nowe called) venetians Itm he gave and bequeathed to John Thomas the baylie of his teemes
and husbandrye two Jerkyns of blacke frishe Itm wheareas he the said Eustance whitney owed unto his sister
Blanch whitney the som of xij li. xviij s iiij d his mynde and Intent was and he did by worde of mouth wille
chardge his said sonne James whitney to make up the said xij li. xviij s iiij d to the som of xx li. and so to
delyver and paye the sayd xx li. to Blainche whitney aforesaid Itm the said testator at the tyme
aforesaid by his said last will and testament nuncupative gave and bequeathed the use and occupacon
of all his plate and of all his armor whatsoever (the same armor then extant & beinge in his parlor
or chamber where he laye sicke and Died) to the said James whitney willing and requireing
him the said James to leave all the said plate and all the sayd armor to his heyres and
to his posteritie in his howse landes and lyvinge thees being witnesses present at the
publisheing of this his last will and testament nuncupative
witnesses Sybla. wenland
Robt Duppa Blanche Duppa
Eustance whitney and James
Blanche wenland       whitney"

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"Ex regro reucrendi Patris domim
Roberti Heref. Episcopi Extra ..
Memorandum that the xxvth day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lorde
god one thousand five hundred ninty and nyne Eustance
Whitney of Clifford in the county and Diocesse of Hereford
Esquier beinge then sicke in bodye but yeat of good and
Perfecte remembrannce (god be thanked for it) made and
declared by word of mouth and by theis last Testament
and will nuncupative [in e]ffecte as followete First he
commended his soule to allmightie god his creator and
to christ Jesu his redeemer by whose merits he trusted
to be saved, and to the holy ghoast his sanctifier all
one god and three persones in Trinitie, And he willed his
body to be buried in the parishe church of Clifford
soe neere as might be to his wiffes grave there in such
manner and sorte as becom a christian and a man of his
place which to performe he comitted to his sonne James
whitney and to the rest of his children and friendes
Item he gave and bequeathed xxj kyne two heifers
of three yeares ould a peece with two bullockes also of
three yeares ould, one bullocke and one heyfer of two yeares
ould viij yearelynges calfes lx sheepe and xl Lambes to
his childrens children viz the children of James
whitney his sonne, to the children of Thomas wenland
who married with his dawghter Sibill, and to the children
of Roberte Duppa who married with his dawghter Blaynche
equalie to be Devided betweene them all Itm he
gave and beqeathed to Blaynche wenland the Dawghter
of the sayd Thomas wenland and Sibill wenland
the sayd testators dawghter one fetherbedd with
thapputennces to the same belonginge to be delyvered to the
said Blaynche by the the appointement of the sayd James
Whitney his sonne Item he gave and bequeathed to
his sayd sonne James whitney three geldinges
and three mares xvj oxen and two Iron bound waynes. Item
he gave and bequeathed to the said Thomas wenland
one Iron bound wayne and one other Iron bound
Wayne"

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wayne allsoe to Robert Duppa aforesaid Item he gave
and bequeathed to Griffith lloyd one Dublet of blacke
kersie Item he gave and bequeathed to Griffith lloyd
his servant two Acres of Rye growinge on the
ground in a close neere a close adioynynge called the
calfes close in the said parishe of Clifford Item he
gave and bequeathed to the said Griffith lloyd two
payre of briches or (as they are nowe called) venetians
Item he gave and bequeathed to John Thomas
the baylie of his teemes and husbandrye two Jerkyns of
blacke frishe Item wheareas he the said Eustance
whitney owed unto his sister Blanch whytney the some
of xij li. xviij s iiij d his mynde and Intent was and he did
by worde of mouth wille and chardge his said sonne
James whitney to make up the said xij li. xviij s iiij d to
the some of xx li. and so to delyver and pay the
sayd xx li. to Blainche whitney aforesaid Itm the said
testator at the tyme aforesaid by his said
last will and testament nuncupative gave and
bequeathed the use and occupation of all his plate
and of all his armore whatsoever (the same
armor then extant & beinge in his parlor
or chamber where he lay sick and Died) to
the said James whitney willing & requiring
him the said James to leave all the said
plate and all the sayd armore to his heires
and to his posteritie in his howse landes and
lyvinge thees being witnesses present
at the publishinge of this his last will and
testament"

Copyright © 2006, Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group

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